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The Pilot, TORONTO, ON

The Pilot

4.2
4.2
457 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Located on Cumberland Street steps from Yonge & Bloor, The Pilot has been in Yorkville since 1944!

Join us on our Heated Rooftop Patio or our classic & cozy Main Floor for hand-crafted cocktails, cold beer & elevated pub food every day of the week.

Drop by Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2:30pm for our neighbourhood staple Weekend Brunch!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–12:00 am Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (416) 923-5716

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    The Pilot has a wide variety of food menu party offerings for events and we are happy to accommodate special requests. We also offer a variety of bar options to help tailor your event to your guests and budget.

  • Private party facilities

    The Stealth Lounge, our second floor event space, provides an inviting atmosphere with a unique and vintage feel. The space is perfect for parties from 40 to 130 people. Equipped with a full PA, projector, dance floor, stage and stage lighting, we host live bands, DJs, book launches, presentations, birthday parties and fashion shows!

  • Neighborhood

    Yorkville

  • Cross street

    Yonge Street and Bloor Street

  • Parking details

    Public lots within walking distance

  • Public transit

    Yonge/Bloor Station or Bay Station on the Subway

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 457 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Gastro Pub

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  1. PA

    PamelaA

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    It was just ok overall. It’s a great spot but they could do so much more with the rooftop than what is currently. Extremely underwhelming. Server was mediocre
  2. C

    Claire

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This is a solid pub spot - probably offers some great events like trivia night, etc. I would recommend this for a casual meet-up or date night. The bathroom stalls are creative in that they look like the restrooms on an airplane - but are obviously much cleaner.
  3. DF

    DeeF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always a pleasure to eat at The Pilot. The food is fantastic and staff are all just lovely.
  4. KH

    KayeHS

    Toronto

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Salads were large and tasty. Service was ok but nothing special. Flatbread was cold and not tasty. Coffee machine was broken. Noise from a motor in the kitchen made it hard to hear the people across the table. The two flights of stairs are not good for older people. Hardly any guests at lunch time. We won't go back.
  5. D

    Diana

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch on the roof top patio was fabulous. Food was great - lots to choose from and the service was friendly and attentive. The patio is really pretty and comfortable.
  6. BD

    ByronD

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst service, terrible food, one dinner came 20 minutes after everyone else and it was raw and had to be sent back. That person didn't end up eating. Will never go back.
  7. HG

    HamiltonGirl

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I love The Pilot's rooftop patio. However, outside of the patio ambiance, the food and service were only average.
  8. DJ

    DorisJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Pilot provides a very relaxed dining experience. It’s a great place to meet friends for laughter and conversation.
  9. m

    megan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great serving staff, had a lot of fun! Nachos with grilled chicken were amazing!
  10. SK

    SheilaK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was excellent and Constance took very good care of us
  11. s

    shell

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Wanted to try a roof top patio on the last weekend of the summer. Decided to have some friends come out for some drinks and bar food. Was very excited to be just drink and have fun. I want to be honest, the ambiance was a not that good. I think it was the weather, but it was kind of hot and stuffy on the roof top patio. The ceiling fans were good, but wasn't that good. Once the drinks and food came, things cooled down. Food was pretty good. Got the Nachos and the calamari. It was good. had two pitchers, sangria and beer, and those really helped cool everyone off. Overall, I would recommend. Cheap beer and good food beats a little heat any day.
  12. M

    Murray

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Chicken burger - the chicken paddy was the size of a chicken McNugget. The shrimp taco was tasteless
  13. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were not happy with overall experience. First Time Customer
  14. SC

    SimonC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great patio, though not much of a view -- obstructed on most sides. Food was good but a bit pricey for what you get: Cobb salad + 2 beers: $50. The service was excellent and we had a good time, but it gets surprisingly loud for a patio -- not ideal if you're looking for some quiet conversation.
  15. JF

    JasonF

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Everything was just "meh". Food, average. Ambiance, average. Service, awkward and below average. Nothing was terrible, but overall a disappointment and a waste of time. I wish it was better. I won't be going back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The upper patio is amazing, once you climb the stairs! Food was great as always, service was ok.. it was busy up top so it was understandable. We had a great night enjoyed the view, atmosphere, dinner and drinks. Great spot
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had made reservations for 7:30 but got there very early, they were extremely accommodating and allowed us to change our reservation time. Food was good, service was good, prices were reasonable. We will definitely go back.
  18. KF

    KevinF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Solid food, nice patio
  19. PC

    PeterC

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was pretty mediocre
  20. t

    tdotfood

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Overpriced frozen food with terrible customer service. No thanks.
  21. SA

    SheriA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Wasn't that busy but service was slow and terrible, they missed most everything we asked for.
  22. KZ

    KarinZ

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice night catching up with friends. Great service, good and drinks!
  23. RK

    RobertK

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good food, good drinks and nice atmosphere, a couple mistakes from the kitchen however corrected quickly.
  24. L

    Laskerfan

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had standard brunch items properly prepared, attentive service, lucky to have a lovely day on the rooftop patio, since it is not fully protected against rain.
  25. JS

    JoeS

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ate on the rooftop, and the noise was loud. Made for difficult conversation. Food was okay, interesting but somehow not filling. Service was great. Good selection of drinks.
  26. m

    mjinnie

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place was one of the places that I wanted to go to for a while. I read an article from a local newspaper that it had a lovely patio during the summer! I was so excited to come here and meet others for a Meetup event. An organizer and I booked two different tables since more people RSVP'd for the event. Although only a few people ended showing up, we had a great time! We got to meet each other for the first time and had a great time! The service was great- our waitress was friendly and attentive and the front desk staff were helpful and friendly. The food selection was varied and the portions were good sizes for the price. All dishes that we ordered tasted great. Each of us ordered a different kind of drink (e.g. beer, cocktail) and we enjoyed our drinks. The view from the patio was amazing- I loved the cool breeze on a saturday evening. Also, the vibe was great- people engaged in lively conversations and the light decorations shining like the stars, it was a great way to end my saturday evening! I look forward to many more visits! Highly recommended!
  27. EF

    ErikF

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great rooftop patio. The cocktails and really good. Love the patty melt!
  28. HS

    HunterS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little loud, but that's to be expected in a packed restaurant. Friendly, attentive service and the food was great.
  29. KY

    KimberleyY

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a day when the humidex felt like 42, the patio had shade and plenty of fans, and although it was still hot, it was reasonably comfortable to sit outside. The food and service, as always, were terrific. Try the deep-fried cauliflower.
  30. LR

    LindaR

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our waiter was pleasant and the food was ok. The drinks were delicious. Why I wouldn't go back is the mouse issues they have. There were several walking around, while we were eating.
  31. LK

    LKLK

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had to get in and out quickly as we were going to the theatre. We had excellent service and everyone enjoyed their food and drinks.
  32. E

    Elle

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Some construction noise. Great menu. Excellent butter chicken. Portion size generous for lunch but not too much. Stairway to rooftop patio a bit narrow so one way traffic with passing at landings. Could have used a bit more shade when sun came out.
  33. JB

    JennyB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love it here the cocktails are so cute good food too the chicken was so good it took me by surprise
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Drinks were late, food was late
  35. N

    Neighbourhood

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Mouse running around patio. Service staff did nothing to stop it, but insisted to verify my service dog's proof of status. Will not return.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Our waiter messed up our order so badly that he literally never came back and someone else took over our table. The second waiter ignored us, didn’t offer us dessert or more drinks and we had to beg him for the bill after an hour of being ignored.
  37. DR

    DrashtiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is very nice. Staff is friendly. The food was great. We order tampura Cauliflower and they were great! I would definitely visit again
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The gluten free nacho’s took 45 min to be brought out. Server said there was a mixup but think they forgot. I was ok with this as it happens but they should have compensated the meal or at least provided a free drink or something. Other than that it was good all evening, we enjoyed and would go back
  39. CM

    ChristianM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience5
    Great spot, have been coming here for years. I've ordered the thai noodles often, but for some reason they were off this time - way too salty and lacking in flavor.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the macaroni and cheese and the Patti melt. Both were excellent. Tea was also good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Pilot does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. The Pilot also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 923-5716.

The Pilot is rated 4.2 stars by 457 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for The Pilot

22 CUMBERLAND STREET, TORONTO, ON M4W 1J5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Yonge Street and Bloor Street

  • Neighborhood

    Yorkville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–12:00 am Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public lots within walking distance

  • Public transit

    Yonge/Bloor Station or Bay Station on the Subway

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 923-5716

  • Catering

    The Pilot has a wide variety of food menu party offerings for events and we are happy to accommodate special requests. We also offer a variety of bar options to help tailor your event to your guests and budget.

  • Private party facilities

    The Stealth Lounge, our second floor event space, provides an inviting atmosphere with a unique and vintage feel. The space is perfect for parties from 40 to 130 people. Equipped with a full PA, projector, dance floor, stage and stage lighting, we host live bands, DJs, book launches, presentations, birthday parties and fashion shows!

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